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Registration for 2020 will open February 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. See our 2020 schedule below.

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Need to Know:

  • All camps are designed for campers entering the grades listed in their next school year (Fall 2020).
  • All full-day camps and combo camps are $285 for a 5 day week and $230 for a 4 day week. All half-day camps are $150 for a 5 day week and $120 for a 4 day week. Note: GST will be added.
  • With our diverse range of camps, there is something for everyone. No experience required for any camps!
  • Please see our Information and Policies section for more information.
  • Our camp operating hours:
    • Full-Day: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
    • Morning Half-Day: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Afternoon Half-Day: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Campers have the option of registering in two half camps known as a combo camp for a full day experience. Space is limited within combo camps. Campers registered in combo camps will not need parents to be present at lunchtime transition.
    • Note: All camps are full-day programs unless marked (Half-Day).

2020 Science Summer Camp Offerings

 Faculty of Science Summer Camps

 Other Science Summer Programs

For your participants grade in their next school year (2020)

 

Going into Grades 1-2 (In Fall 2020)

Animal Minis (Half-Day) *NEW*

Dates

Calling all animal lovers. In this camp, you will learn about different animal groups, animal traits, animal habitats, and more. Plus visit some of our museums and collections to see university teaching specimens.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st and Monday, August 3rd due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3* (Morning)
  2. July 13-17 (Morning) 
  3. Aug 4-7* (Morning) 
  4. Aug 10-14 (Afternoon) 

Body Science Minis (Half-Day) *NEW*

Dates

Interested in learning more about your body and mind? In this camp, you will learn about parts of your body, test your senses, learn about how your mind works, participate in fun experiments, and more. 

  1. July 6-10 (Morning) 
  2. July 13-17 (Afternoon) 
  3. July 27-31 (Morning) 
  4. Aug 17-21 (Afternoon) 

Chemistry Minis (Half-Day)

Dates

Explore the wonderful world of science. Each day, you will discover the chemistry behind topics like colours, bubbles, water, food, and more. Participate in cool, hands-on activities and experiments, and see fascinating demonstrations.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st and Monday, August 3rd due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3* (Morning)
  2. July 6-10 (Morning) 
  3. July 20-24 (Morning)
  4. Aug 4-7* (Morning)
  5. Aug 17-21 (Morning)

Cyber Minis (Half-Day)

Dates

Let your imagination run wild. In this introductory computer camp, you will be introduced to creative computing, problem-solving, robotics, video games, and much more.

Note: Can only be combined with Minecraft Minis.

  1. July 6-10 (Morning) 
  2. July 20-24 (Morning) 
  3. July 27-31 (Morning)
  4. Aug 10-14 (Morning)
  5. Aug 17-21 (Morning)

Inventor Minis (Half-Day)

Dates

Love to make things? In this camp, you will create cool inventions and discover the science behind how they work.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3* (Afternoon) 
  2. July 13-17 (Morning) 
  3. Aug 10-14 (Morning) 
  4. Aug 17-21 (Morning)

Minecraft Minis (Half-Day)

Dates

Learn the basics of Minecraft on the computer, complete fun challenges, and work as a team to build your own world.

Note: Can only be combined with Cyber Minis.

  1. July 6-10 (Afternoon) 
  2. July 20-24 (Afternoon) 
  3. July 27-31 (Afternoon)
  4. Aug 10-14 (Afternoon)
  5. Aug 17-21 (Afternoon)

Rock and Dino Minis (Half-Day) *NEW*

Dates

Discover the world beneath you in this fun introductory nature camp. Learn about rocks, minerals, dinosaurs, and more. Visit cool museums, and explore the outdoors with activities.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st and Monday, August 3rd due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3* (Afternoon) 
  2. July 6-10 (Afternoon) 
  3. July 20-24 (Afternoon) 
  4. Aug 4-7* (Afternoon)

Space Minis (Half-Day)

Dates

Excited about space? Learn about constellations, the moon, our solar system, astronauts, rockets, and more. Visit our meteorite collection and observatory to see space science taking place in the Faculty of Science.

  1. July 6-10 (Afternoon) 
  2. July 13-17 (Afternoon) 
  3. July 27-31 (Afternoon) 
  4. Aug 12-16 (Afternoon) 
  5. Aug 17-21 (Afternoon) 

Going into Grades 3-4 (In Fall 2020)

Chemistry Juniors

Dates

Discover all about different areas of chemistry through hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on Monday, August 3rd due to the University closure.

  1. July 13-17
  2. July 20-24 
  3. Aug 4-7* 
  4. Aug 10-14 (All Girls)

Computing Science Juniors

Dates

Solve technological challenges while learning computing fundamentals through problem-solving activities, computer animation, video game creation, and programming basics.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st due to the University closure. 

  1. June 29-July 3* (All Girls) 
  2. July 6-10 
  3. July 27-31 
  4. Aug 17-21

Inventor Juniors 

Dates

Calling all makers for hands-on physics. In this camp, you will explore science concepts with circuits and magnets, make objects that move, and create objects that teach you about hearing and sound. 

  1. July 6-10
  2. July 20-24 
  3. Aug 10-14 

Math Juniors *NEW*

Dates

Like math games and puzzles? Develop your mathematical thinking and learn strategies playing and creating mathematical games. At the end of the week create an interactive math exhibit that you will present to your parents and fellow campers.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st and Monday, August 3rd due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3*
  2. Aug 4-7*

Minecraft Juniors 

Dates

Take the next steps with Minecraft. Learn more about the game, compete, and complete fun challenges with a group.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st and Monday, August 3rd due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3*
  2. July 13-17
  3. Aug 4-7* 

Robotics Juniors 

Dates

Program robots that obey your command. In this camp, you will use Lego Mindstorms and Ozobots as an introduction to the exciting and active world of robotics.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3* 
  2. July 27-31  
  3. Aug 17-21

Nature Juniors

Dates

Love nature? Learn about biology and Earth science topics like insects, animals, plants, rocks, and minerals. Explore campus, observe science in the river valley, and visit our museums and collections while learning about a variety of nature-focused science topics.

  1. July 20-24
  2. July 27-31 (All Girls)
  3. Aug 10-14

Space Juniors

Dates

A great way to launch into the out-of-this-world field of space science. Learn all about the solar system, space rocks, space exploration, robotics, and more.

  1. July 6-10 
  2. July 13-17 (All Girls)
  3. Aug 10-14

Going into Grades 5-6 (In Fall 2020)

Art Science Explorers *NEW*

Dates

Art and science blend together in this exciting interdisciplinary science camp. Learn about scientific drawing, create an interactive art piece using physics, create 3D models, and more. 

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st and Monday, August 3rd due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3*
  2. Aug 4-7*

Chemistry Explorers 

Dates

Develop your observation and problem solving skills through hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges in the exciting world of chemistry.  

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3*
  2. July 6-10 (All Girls)
  3. July 27-31 

Computing Science Explorers

Dates

Learn how to make animated programs and interactive games on the computer to share with others. Discover the world of web design, program robots in action, and create your own web apps that are playable on mobile devices.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st and Monday, August 3rd due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3*
  2. July 6-10
  3. Aug 4-7* 
  4. Aug 10-14
  5. Aug 17-21

Forensic Explorers

Dates

Do you love mysteries? Learn how science can help solve mysteries and crimes. Understand what makes you unique by studying fingerprints, handwriting, and more. Collect and record evidence at a mock crime scene and combine science techniques with your deduction skills to crack the case.

  1. July 6-10 
  2. July 13-17
  3. July 27-31

Math Explorers 

Dates

Puzzles, problems, and a SNAP Math Fair. Develop your mathematical thinking by solving puzzles, tackling problems, and developing sophisticated strategies to win mathematical games. End the camp by creating math exhibits that you will present to your parents and fellow campers.

  1. July 13-17
  2. July 27-31
  3. Aug 17-21 (All Girls) 

Minecraft Explorers

Dates

Anything you imagine, you can build. Minecraft newbies and experts alike will learn about custom blocks and circuits, science in Minecraft, farming, and pixel art. Work together to solve challenges, and build your own community within Minecraft.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on Monday, August 3rd due to the University closure.

  1. July 6-10  
  2. July 20-24 (All Girls)
  3. July 27-31
  4. Aug 4-7* 
  5. Aug 10-14 

Robotics Explorers

Dates

Program a robot, and learn how to control its sense of touch, vision, movement, and hearing. Using Lego EV3 technology, teams of two work together to accomplish challenges that test logic and creativity.

  1. July 13-17 
  2. July 20-24
  3. Aug 10-14

Space Explorers

Dates

Explore space science concepts through activities in hands-on rocketry, meteorites and crater impacts, spectral analysis, the power of the sun, astronaut safety, and space landers. 

  1. July 20-24
  2. July 27-31

Going into Grades 7-8 (In Fall 2020)

Artificial Intelligence Challengers *NEW*

Dates

Learn the basics of artificial intelligence (AI) in this new camp. You will work on AI problems, design with computer hardware, and program to solve challenges.

  1. July 6-10
  2. July 27-31
  3. Aug 17-21

Body Science Challengers 

Dates

Explore the science of your body and mind. In this camp, you will learn about anatomy, physiology, psychology, and more. Participate in hands-on activities and visit labs that study how the body and mind works.  

  1. July 20-24
  2. Aug 10-14

Digital Creator Challengers *NEW*

Dates

Unleash your creativity using the computer. In this camp you will learn to use digital paint tools, 3D modelling tools, greenscreens for photo editing, creating animated stories, and more.

  1. July 13-17 
  2. July 20-24
  3. Aug 10-14 

Game Design Challengers 

Dates

Design and build your own video game by learning how to use game design tools such as Scratch, Kodu, Twine, and more. Create artwork, design characters, learn about storytelling in games, program interactive elements, and create a game to take home.

  1. July 13-17 
  2. July 20-24 
  3. July 27-31

Minecraft Challengers

Dates

Want to learn how to use Minecraft in different and creative ways? Take your skills and creativity to the next level by using Minecraft to create your own worlds and games using custom characters and much more.  

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3*
  2. July 13-17
  3. Aug 17-21

Physics Challengers *NEW*

Dates

Physics is all around you. Solve real world problems with the help of experimental physics. Through activities, demonstrations, and experiments, take part in the intresting world of physics.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st and Monday, August 3rd due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3*
  2. Aug 4-7*

Robotics Challengers *NEW*

Dates

Program interactive robots and hardware in this fun and interactive computer camp. Students will complete challenges and programming projects using Lego Mindstorms EV3 and Arduinos.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on Monday, August 3rd due to the University closure.

  1. July 6-10 
  2. Aug 4-7* 

Going into Grades 9-11 (In Fall 2020)

App Innovators *NEW*

Dates

Interested in learning the basics of Android and web app design? Uncover design and coding processes to solve problems and create fun games.

*Indicates a 4 day week. There are no camps on  Wednesday, July 1st and Monday, August 3rd due to the University closure.

  1. June 29-July 3*
  2. Aug 4-7*

Computing Science Innovators

Dates

Will you be the next computing science innovator? Learn more about computing science through hands-on programming, 3D design, Arduinos, and more. No computing experience necessary. 

  1. July 13-17 
  2. July 20-24 
  3. Aug 10-14